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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109026/refinement-of-the-criteria-for-ultrastructural-peritubular-capillary-basement-membrane-multilayering-in-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-active-acute-antibody-mediated-rejection
#1
Heounjeong Go, Sung Shin, Young Hoon Kim, Duck Jong Han, Yong Mee Cho
Chronic active/acute antibody-mediated rejection (cABMR) is the main cause of late renal allograft loss. Severe peritubular capillary basement membrane multilayering (PTCML) assessed on electron microscopy is one diagnostic feature of cABMR according to the Banff2013 classification. We aimed to refine the PTCML criteria for an earlier diagnosis of cABMR. We retrospectively investigated ultrastructural features of 159 consecutive renal allografts and 44 non-allografts. The presence of serum donor-specific antibodies at the time of biopsy of allografts was also examined...
January 21, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108912/the-concepts-of-hope-and-fear-in-the-islamic-thought-implications-for-spiritual-health
#2
Fatemeh Bahmani, Mitra Amini, Seyed Ziaeddin Tabei, Mohamad Bagher Abbasi
The Holy Qur'ān and medieval Islamic writings have many references to "hope" (rajā) and "fear" (khawf) as both single and paired concepts. However, a comprehensive analytical study on these two notions from an Islamic point of view still seems lacking. Both paper and electronic documents related to Islamic and Qur'ānic literature are being used in this study. Also Web resources are searched for keywords of fear, hope and Islam in three languages of Arabic, English and Persian, including Tanzil.net, Almaany...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108111/weighting-the-parameters-a-response-to-bancel-s-searching-for-global-consciousness-a-seventeen-year-exploration
#3
Roger Nelson
This brief report is a response to the article by Peter Bancel entitled "Searching for Global Consciousness: A Seventeen Year Exploration" in which he compares a goal orientation (GO) model with a field-like model he refers to as global consciousness (GC). He first attempts to exclude the latter, and then presents selected tests that compare the models. While the article appears to provide support for Bancel׳s conclusion that GC cannot explain the data and must be supplanted by GO, there are good reasons to believe this conclusion is premature at best...
December 16, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108003/active-disturbance-rejection-control-based-human-gait-tracking-for-lower-extremity-rehabilitation-exoskeleton
#4
Yi Long, Zhijiang Du, Lin Cong, Weidong Wang, Zhiming Zhang, Wei Dong
This paper presents an active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) based strategy, which is applied to track the human gait trajectory for a lower limb rehabilitation exoskeleton. The desired human gait trajectory is derived from the Clinical Gait Analysis (CGA). In ADRC, the total external disturbance can be estimated by the extended state observer (ESO) and canceled by the designed control law. The observer bandwidth and the controller bandwidth are determined by the practical principles. We simulated the proposed methodology in MATLAB...
January 17, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108002/reduced-order-model-based-active-disturbance-rejection-control-of-hydraulic-servo-system-with-singular-value-perturbation-theory
#5
Chengwen Wang, Long Quan, Shijie Zhang, Hongjun Meng, Yuan Lan
Hydraulic servomechanism is the typical mechanical/hydraulic double-dynamics coupling system with the high stiffness control and mismatched uncertainties input problems, which hinder direct applications of many advanced control approaches in the hydraulic servo fields. In this paper, by introducing the singular value perturbation theory, the original double-dynamics coupling model of the hydraulic servomechanism was reduced to a integral chain system. So that, the popular ADRC (active disturbance rejection control) technology could be directly applied to the reduced system...
January 17, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107501/childhood-vaccine-acceptance-and-refusal-among-warao-amerindian-caregivers-in-venezuela-a-qualitative-approach
#6
Jochem Burghouts, Berenice Del Nogal, Angimar Uriepero, Peter W M Hermans, Jacobus H de Waard, Lilly M Verhagen
OBJECTIVES: Acceptance of childhood vaccination varies between societies, affecting worldwide vaccination coverage. Low coverage rates are common in indigenous populations where parents often choose not to vaccinate their children. We aimed to gain insight into reasons for vaccine acceptance or rejection among Warao Amerindians in Venezuela. METHODS: Based on records of vaccine acceptance or refusal, in-depth interviews with 20 vaccine-accepting and 11 vaccine-declining caregivers were performed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107397/efficacy-and-safety-of-everolimus-for-maintenance-immunosuppression-of-kidney-transplantation-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
Jinyu Liu, Dong Liu, Juan Li, Lan Zhu, Chengliang Zhang, Kai Lei, Qiling Xu, Ruxu You
BACKGROUND: Conversion to everolimus is often used in kidney transplantation to overcome calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity but there is conflicting evidence for this approach. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the benefits and harm from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) involving the conversion from CNI to everolimus after kidney transplantation. METHODS: Databases were searched up to March 2016. Two reviewers independently assessed trials for eligibility and quality, and extracted data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107395/prevalence-of-pre-analytical-errors-in-clinical-chemistry-diagnostic-labs-in-sulaimani-city-of-iraqi-kurdistan
#8
Dereen Najat
BACKGROUND: Laboratory testing is roughly divided into three phases: a pre-analytical phase, an analytical phase and a post-analytical phase. Most analytical errors have been attributed to the analytical phase. However, recent studies have shown that up to 70% of analytical errors reflect the pre-analytical phase. The pre-analytical phase comprises all processes from the time a laboratory request is made by a physician until the specimen is analyzed at the lab. Generally, the pre-analytical phase includes patient preparation, specimen transportation, specimen collection and storage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106705/repair-of-orbital-floor-fracture-with-modified-transnasal-endoscopic-approach-through-anterior-space-to-nasolacrimal-duct
#9
Motohiko Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakamura, Shinya Ozaki, Makoto Yokota, Shingo Murakami
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic approach provides excellent magnification and visualization, and a purely transnasal approach is minimally invasive method. However, it is very difficult to repair anterior and lateral fractures with the previous transnasal endoscopic approaches, since repair of orbital fractures is managed through the middle meatus and ostium from the posterior side of the nasolacrimal duct with side-viewing endoscope and curved instruments. Therefore, the authors used modified transnasal endoscopic approach as an alternative for repair of orbital floor fractures in order to effectively reach the lateral or anterior fracture of the orbital floor with straight endoscope and instruments endoscopically...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105976/early-subretinal-allograft-rejection-is-characterized-by-innate-immune-activity
#10
Kevin P, Toby M, Deborah M, Cliona O Farrelly, David J
<p>Successful subretinal transplantation is limited by considerable early graft loss, despite pharmacological suppression of adaptive immunity. We postulated that early innate immune activity is a dominant factor in determining graft survival and chose a non-immunosuppressed mouse model of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell transplantation to explore this.</p><p>Expression of almost all measured cytokines by DH01 RPE cells increased significantly following graft preparation and the neutrophil chemoattractant, KC/GRO/CINC, was most significantly increased...
January 20, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105760/aerosol-based-airway-epithelial-cell-delivery-improves-airway-regeneration-and-repair
#11
E Kardia, E S Ch'ng, B H Yahaya
Aerosol-based cell therapy has emerged as a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for treating lung diseases. The goal of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of aerosol-based airway epithelial cell (AEC) delivery in the setting of acute lung injury induced by tracheal brushing in rabbit. 24 hours following injury, exogenous rabbit AECs were labelled with BrdU and aerosolized using the MicroSprayer® Aerosolizer into the injured airway. Histopathological assessments of the injury in the trachea and lungs were quantitatively scored (1 and 5 d after cell delivery)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105753/efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-senior-versus-younger-adults-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
#12
Li-Wen Huang, Wendi Bacon, Constance Cirrincione, Bercedis Peterson, Gwynn Long, David Rizzieri, Keith M Sullivan, Kelly Corbet, Mitchell Horwitz, Nelson Chao, Cristina Gasparetto, Sascha A Tuchman
We retrospectively studied 340 fit patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who underwent autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). We hypothesized that progression-free survival (PFS) of older patients was non-inferior to that of younger patients after ASCT. Our null hypothesis was that the PFS hazard ratio (HR) for a 5-year increase in age was ≥1.05; the alternative (non-inferiority) hypothesis was that the HR was ≤1. The observed HR was 0.94 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.86-1.03); since the CI upper bound was <1...
January 19, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104486/valid-statistical-approaches-for-analyzing-sholl-data-mixed-effects-versus-simple-linear-models
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Machelle D Wilson, Sunjay Sethi, Pamela J Lein, Kimberly P Keil
BACKGROUND: The Sholl technique is widely used to quantify dendritic morphology. Data from such studies, which typically sample multiple neurons per animal, are often analyzed using simple linear models. However, simple linear models fail to account for intra-class correlation that occurs with clustered data, which can lead to faulty inferences. NEW METHOD: Mixed effects models account for intra-class correlation that occurs with clustered data; thus, these models more accurately estimate the standard deviation of the parameter estimate, which produces more accurate p-values...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104301/differences-in-pathologic-features-and-graft-outcomes-in-antibody-mediated-rejection-of-renal-allografts-due-to-persistent-recurrent-versus-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies
#14
Mark Haas, James Mirocha, Nancy L Reinsmoen, Ashley A Vo, Jua Choi, Joseph M Kahwaji, Alice Peng, Rafael Villicana, Stanley C Jordan
Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) of renal allografts occurs in two forms. Type 1 ABMR results from persistence and/or a rebound of preexisting donor-specific antibodies in sensitized patients and usually occurs early post-transplantation. Type 2 ABMR is associated with de novo donor-specific antibodies and usually occurs over one year post-transplantation. It is generally accepted that types 1 and 2 also differ with regard to certain pathologic features including the frequencies of C4d positivity and concurrent cell-mediated rejection...
January 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104166/kidney-donor-risk-index-as-the-predictor-for-the-short-term-clinical-outcomes-after-kidney-transplant-from-deceased-donor-with-acute-kidney-injury
#15
H Jun, C W Jung, S Lim, M G Kim
BACKGROUND: The Kidney Donor Risk Index (KDRI) scoring system for deceased donors has been widely introduced for postoperative evaluation of graft function. We analyzed the usefulness of the KDRI in deceased donors with acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: Forty-nine recipients from deceased donors with AKI between January 2009 and December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Data collected from donor medical records included age, height, weight, hypertension or diabetes history, cause of death, serum creatinine (sCr), and donation after cardiac death...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104165/highly-immunogenic-dqb1-mismatch-eplets-are-associated-with-development-of-chronic-active-antibody-mediated-rejection-a-first-report-from-japan
#16
D Iwami, K Hotta, H Sasaki, T Hirose, H Higuchi, Y Takada, N Shinohara
BACKGROUND: De novo donor-specific antibody (dnDSA), especially against class II HLA, correlates with chronic active antibody-mediated rejection (CAAMR), which eventually leads to graft loss. It would be helpful if we could identify the patients at high risk of dnDSA development in terms of histocompatibility. Structure-based matching strategy assessing mismatched epitopes/eplets by comparing polymorphic amino acid sequences can predict the risk of development of dnDSA and CAAMR. However, it has not been evaluated in Japanese patients whose diversity in HLA is limited...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104163/hyperuricemia-and-acute-renal-failure-in-renal-transplant-recipients-treated-with-high-dose-mizoribine
#17
K Akioka, T Ishikawa, M Osaka, Y Kadotani, K Okugawa, K Nakano, Y Osaka, K Tsuchiya, H Sako
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is a common adverse event frequently found in renal transplant recipients with mizoribine (MZ). Hyperuricemia itself will be a cause of renal dysfunction, and renal dysfunction also will be a cause of hyperuricemia simultaneously. This study investigates frequency of hyperuricemia and renal failure in renal transplant recipients treated with high-dose MZ. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From December 2007 to October 2015, there was a total of 32 living related renal transplant recipients treated with high-dose MZ...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104159/similar-anemic-control-between-chronic-kidney-diseases-in-patients-with-and-without-transplantation-on-entry-to-dialysis
#18
K Yamazaki, K Sakai, Y Ohashi, H Nihei, T Itabashi, M Muramatsu, T Kawamura, S Shishido, A Aikawa
BACKGROUND: Transplant recipients are supposedly in a more anemic, catabolic, and even inflammatory state at re-entering hemodialysis due to chronic rejection. The goal of this study was to clarify how transplant recipients can re-enter dialysis safely by focusing on control of anemia. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, a total of 29 transplant recipients re-entered hemodialysis because of chronic rejection (ie, the chronic kidney disease with transplant [CKDT] group)...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104157/clinical-courses-of-graft-failure-caused-by-chronic-allograft-dysfunction-in-kidney-transplantation
#19
T Fujiwara, S Teruta, S Tsudaka, K Ota, H Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD) is a main cause of graft failure in kidney transplantation. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 279 kidney transplant recipients who survived with a functioning graft for at least 2 years. CAD was defined as chronic graft deterioration, excluding other specific causes. We defined the pattern of decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), as follows: (1) "plateau" was defined as decline in eGFR ≤2 mL/min/1...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104155/immunosuppression-modification-by-everolimus-with-minimization-of-calcineurin-inhibitors-recovers-kidney-graft-function-even-in-patients-with-very-late-conversion-and-also-with-poor-graft-function
#20
M Nojima, Y Yamada, Y Higuchi, K Shimatani, A Kanematsu, S Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Although kidney graft survival within 5 years after transplantation is now achieved in >95% of recipients, chronic graft deterioration remains a factor limiting long-term survival. Chronic nephrotoxicity induced by calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) is one of the major causes of chronic graft injury; thus, minimization of CNIs by administration of everolimus (EVR) is expected to relieve their toxic effects. METHODS: Fifty-six kidney transplant recipients receiving CNI-based immunosuppression (tacrolimus, n = 34; cyclosporine, n = 22) were analyzed...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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